Waiting for the South East trade winds 02:44 UTC 1-3-2013Wachten op de Zuid Ooster passaat wind 02:44 UTC 1-3-2013

Waiting for the South East trade winds 02:44 UTC 1-3-2013

Tecla crossed the equatorTecla vaart over de Evenaar!

Tecla crossed the equator! Still heading for Brazil, but radio signal very poor. So no radio contact with the Tecla....

Doldrums, squalls, sun parasols and sailing the Tecla by Jeremy ChanDoldrums, buien, zonne parasols en zeilen op de Tecla door Jeremy Chan

A few days of sailing under constant equatorial sunlight calls for rather innovative measures on the part of the crew....

parasol on the aft, cruising long

Hitting the Doldrums? 03:00 UTC 27-2-2013Hitting the Doldrums? 03:00 UTC 27-2-2013

The wind force is getting less as we approach the equator, this afternoon we where still doing 5 knots, right...

Beautiful weather, still some wind. Real ocean sailing 26-2-2013Geweldig mooi weer, nog steeds wind en echt oceaan zeilen 26-2-2013

Beautiful weather, still some wind. Real ocean sailing 26-2-2013Geweldig mooi weer, nog steeds wind en echt oceaan zeilen 26-2-2013

With so many things going on during this crossing there are so many things that just did not get mentioned...

A perfect nightwatch. 02:20 UTC 24-2-2013Een perfecte nachtwacht. 02:20 UTC 24-2-2013

A perfect nightwatch. 02:20 UTC 24-2-2013Een perfecte nachtwacht. 02:20 UTC 24-2-2013

What a perfect night! This is exactly what I had imagined an Ocean crossing would be like. Sam and I...

Topsails up – lets go sailing! 19:37 UTC 22-2-2013Topzeilen erbij en zeilen maar! 19:37 UTC 22-2-2013

Topsails up – lets go sailing! 19:37 UTC 22-2-2013Topzeilen erbij en zeilen maar! 19:37 UTC 22-2-2013

Seccond day out on the Ocean, about 220NM out of Mindelo. We started of with a lot of wind, which...

Cruising around the Cape Verde Islands – 13-2-2013 19:20 local timeZeilen rond de Kaapverdische Eilanden 13-2-2013 19:20 local time

Cruising around the Cape Verde Islands – 13-2-2013 19:20 local timeZeilen rond de Kaapverdische Eilanden 13-2-2013 19:20 local time

We have been cruising around the Cape Verde Islands for the last 3 days. Tarrafal on Soa Nicolau was our...

Sailing to Sao Nicolau – 10-02-2013 19:12 local timeZeilen naar Sao Nicolau – 10-02-2013 19:12 local time

Sailing to Sao Nicolau – 10-02-2013 19:12 local timeZeilen naar Sao Nicolau – 10-02-2013 19:12 local time

This morning we set sail towards Sao Nicolau, one of the other islands of the Cape Verde group. It is...

Cabo Verde – 10-02-2013 01:32 UTC – ON SAL!Cabo Verde – 10-02-2013 01:32 UTC – OP SAL!

Cabo Verde – 10-02-2013 01:32 UTC – ON SAL!Cabo Verde – 10-02-2013 01:32 UTC – OP SAL!

Today we arrived on Sal, most North East Island of the Cabo Verde group. The wind had picked up during...